Hello everyone! I have an unusual Saturday post today. An instructor from Hawthorn U posted this article and I wanted to share it with all of you.
Basically, the committee establishes new dietary guidelines every 5 years. New guidelines are scheduled to be released next year.
The Trump administration has stepped in and restricted the topics and scientific research that can be used to backup the guidelines. Research can only be studies vetted by the officials involved. This means many key and likely important studies will not be used.
Many key issues are being left out, such as eating less processed meat, as well as the dangers of ultra processed food. These are 2 key issues which largely contribute to chronic disease in this country. Another area that is prohibited is the affect of food production on the environment.
These restrictions are potentially dangerous and could lead to further health problems in a country already in danger.
To read the whole article, follow the link below.